“I used to work at the Animal Medical Center.
I left the AMC for money and scheduling. I couldn’t support my family as a vet tech. I have four kids, a wife, and two dogs.
I was on salary at AMC, now I am self-employed, get paid by the walk and make my own schedule.
I’ve always worked with animals. I’ve been a hobbyist to all animals, including fish and reptiles.
I grew up with dogs.
Dogs are never mad at you. They’re always happy. You can’t find that in a human.
One of the veterinarians from AMC referred me to clients for dog walking. That was seventeen years ago.
I divorced and remarried the same woman.
When I left the house, I took one of the dogs with me and felt like I still had part of my family with me. I left the smaller dog that was paper trained for my wife and the kids. I took the big dog that was more work and needed to be walked.
My dog was a great companion. He was by my side the entire time we were apart.
I worked things out with my wife and we got back together eight months later.
That dog has since passed away, but the family still talks about him.”